Ze Home in Palmela (Portugal) is the latest new building by Paratelier, a young Italian studio which has moved to Lisbon. Ze Home stands out in the landscape of Palmela with its ochre bare concrete structure, for which Paratelier drew inspiration from the keep of Palmela castle.
A contemporary interpretation of the patio house, house K in Buggenhout (Belgium) is a recent project by Graux & Baeyens. Tied to the landscape around it and focusing on the study of light, the design of House K by Graux & Baeyens is a manifesto of the Belgian studio’s interior architecture.
The special award of the jury of the 2015 Mipim Awards 2015 has been assigned to London’s Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, the sports facility that contains Zaha Hadid Architects’s London Aquatics Centre, Anish Kapoor+Cecil Balmond’s ArcelorMittal Orbit and Populous’s Olympic Stadium.
Architect Andrew Maynard demonstrates how we can design sustainable architecture on the basis of conversations about art, politics, culture and children’s drawings. The Australian architect decided to renew the S. and P. home by building an open village inspired by their children’s drawings.
Michael Graves, the famous American architect who designed not only buildings but everyday objects such as one of Alessi’s most famous kettles, number 9093, with the bird that sings when the water boils, has died.
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